I oversee and maintain the UAF Experimental Petrology Lab, located in the Reichardt Building at UAF. The lab is utilized by faculty and students to conduct studies of active volcanic systems. We use modern experimental equipment and methods to investigate the storage pressures and temperatures in the shallow crust, magma ascent dynamics, and vesiculation and crystallization kinetics in natural and synthetic magma compositions. I work with the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) on active volcanoes in Alaska, including Redoubt, Augustine, Aniakchak, Makushin, and Okmok. Current graduate student research involves petrological and experimental studies on the Augustine 2006 and Kasatochi 2008 eruption products.